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 5 days ago '17        #26
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movie was dope but bad at the same time

like how you gonna switch somebody's face and not they height, weight, etc? and they did it while homie was in a coma, which i think violated several human rights laws.

sh*t was low key retarded

 5 days ago '05        #27
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 Menace718 said
Loved it when I was younger still enjoy it now. Im sure the reboot will come out horribly. Stop remaking fu*king movies, at least just steal the basis a little bit and make your own sh*t instead. When I hear remake I never think oh this should be better than the original
I agree I wish they quit with all the remakes or at least give me a good Matrix remake.

 5 days ago '16        #28
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Face Off Movie Trivia

Nicolas Cage and John Travolta spent two weeks together before filming to learn how to play each other. They decided on specific gestures and vocal cadences for each character that could be mimicked.

Originally, Nicolas Cage turned down the role of Castor Troy, citing a lack of interest in playing a villain. However, once he was told that he would actually be playing the hero for a majority of the film, he quickly signed on.

The first real-life face transplant was accomplished in 2012 on Richard Norris, who'd accidentally shot himself in the face with a shotgun the same year the movie came out.

The scene of Adam listening to "Over the Rainbow" on his portable headphones was John Woo's idea and not part of the original script. Paramount Pictures refused to finance the extra scene and John Woo had to use his own money to make that happen. He was later paid back as the film turned out to be profitable. (A similar scene can be seen in Woo's Hard Boiled (1992))

Originally Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone were in mind to play the lead roles. When John Woo was brought in to direct, he decided that John Travolta and Nicolas Cage would be more suited to the roles.

The John Travolta asked the writers if they were making fun of him with the "ridiculous chin" line. They explained that Castor was such a narcissist that he would hate having anyone else's face.

Nicolas Cage didn't want to see the grotesque face makeup, so John Woo hid all the reflective surfaces on set.

The crew shot on Nicolas Cage's birthday. John Woo let Cage get emotionally charged up for a scene, then surprised him with a birthday cake. Afterwards, Cage asked Woo not to do that again.

Nicolas Cage doesn't like heights. He said that shooting one action scene was "one of the most frightening days of my life."


For John Woo's birthday, Nicolas Cage and Nick Cassavetes gave him a Dirty Harry (1971) poster signed by Clint Eastwood. Woo has called Eastwood "my hero."

The studio wanted John Woo to take the slash out of the title. He kept it in so people wouldn't think it was a hockey movie.

The name for the floating prison, Erewhon, is a simple anagram of "nowhere" (originally used as the title of a satirical novel by Samuel Butler in 1872).

The crew had to get the plane shot in one take because they were really destroying a plane. They shot it with 13 cameras from multiple angles.

Unlike John Woo's previous US movies Hard Target (1993) and Broken Arrow (1996) and his later one Mission: Impossible II (2000), this had little to no studio interference, and the only scene that MPAA demanded to be cut was the opening a*sassination scene where Sean Archer's son is k*lled.

The main character is named Sean Archer. Sagittarius the Archer, one of the constellations of the zodiac, is diametrically opposite (half-way around the year from) the constellation Gemini. Castor and Pollox are the two major stars in the constellation Gemini.

Joan Allen was John Woo's first choice for Eve. The studio wanted to go with someone younger and make her a stepmother, but Woo fought for Allen.

Nick Cassavetes surprised John Woo by shaving his head for the role. Woo said it was just the image he wanted.

The two main characters' blood types reflect their antagonistic nature. Sean Archer's blood type is O negative, the universal donor, reflecting Archer's role as a police officer dedicated to serving the community. Castor Troy's is AB positive, the universal recipient, someone who takes from society without giving anything back.

Co-screenwriter Mike Werb got the idea for the face surgery from a friend who had a hang-gliding accident. They had to remove most of the skin from his face, reconstruct the bone matter, and put his face back on.

The magnetic boots the prisoners wear in Erewhon prison are the same boots worn by the Goombas in Super Mario Bros. (1993).

The other pairs of actors that were considered for Sean Archer and Castor Troy besides Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford and Michael Douglas were Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro and Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal.

The script as presented to director John Woo was set in the future, but Woo suggested changing the setting to the present to focus on the dramatic and psychological elements of the storyline.

Mark Wahlberg turned down the role of Pollux Troy.

Before shooting emotional scenes, John Woo played soft, sad music to help the actors get into character. John Travolta said he didn't need it. He nailed the scene in one take, earning the nickname "One-Take John."

Gina Gershon and Nick Cassavetes came up with the brother/sister kiss. Gershon said, "There's something so warped about them anyway... I think they just really love each other."

Erewhon Prison is a reference to Samuel Butler's "Erewhon", about a city in which the protagonist is imprisoned and in which many of the normal rules of society are reversed.

Co-screenwriter Mike Werb joked that the bomb had "the longest lag time in movie history...Just long enough to keep the plot going."

Originally written in 1990, the script was first optioned by producer Joel Silver before falling into the lap of Michael Douglas who, the screenwriters fervently hoped, would star in it alongside Harrison Ford. Instead, Douglas took over as producer with the roles of cop, Sean Archer, and villain, Castor Troy, eventually going to John Travolta and Nicolas Cage.


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 5 days ago '16        #29
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Part 2

Most of the stunts in the movie were done without the use of any digital effects.

In Greek mythology, Castor and Pollux were Zeus's twin sons by Leda. The brothers fought together in the Trojan War. Leda was also the mother of Helen of Troy. Pollux was immortal, Castor was mortal. They were allowed to spend alternating days together between the underworld and Olympus because Zeus took pity on the pair and "gave" Castor half of Pollux's immortality because they could not take the separation of death.

John Woo let Nick Cassavetes write a lot of his own lines for the movie.

The original script was mostly set in the prison. The writers called it "Birdman of Alcatraz in the future." In it, some prisoners hung upside down from the ceiling by their boots with IVs collecting bodily fluids.

The process to reconstruct the ear is very similar to modern day 3D printing.

Yun-Fat Chow was rumored to be in the movie during the early stages of filming. He could not appear in the film due to contractual obligations, and Margaret Cho took the role.

"Over the Rainbow" is performed by Olivia Newton-John, whose most notable film role in Grease (1978) was opposite John Travolta.

John Travolta based his "toast" on Vietnam vets toasting their fallen comrades on Veteran's Day.

The studio wanted Archer and Sasha to sleep together, but the writers and John Woo argued against it.

John Travolta and Nicolas Cage were considered to reunite after this movie for The Expendables 2 (2012) and k*lling Season (2013) but scheduling conflicts caused them to not reunite again. Robert De Niro replaced Cage in the "Killing Season" opposite John Travolta.

John Woo cast Gina Gershon based on her performance in Bound (1996).

The shot of Castor Troy's coat blowing in the wind is an homage to Lawrence of Arabia (1962).

In early drafts of the script, Archer went to Castor's mother's place to hide out. The writers wanted the mother to be played by Elizabeth Taylor or Jack Nicholson in drag.

Joel Schumacher visited Nicolas Cage on set and offered him the role of Jonathan Crane/The Scarecrow in a sequel to Batman & Robin (1997). The movie never happened, but the two men would later work together in 8MM (1999).

Some of the prisoners are actual ex-convicts recruited by John Woo because he "wanted real people."

The stuntmen were lifted up by wires for one shot. The actors' faces were digitally added in.

Many of the oil rig shots were done on a backlot because of the danger of creating explosions on an oil rig.

At one point, Patrick Swayze was being sought for one of the lead parts.

The writers cited White Heat (1949) and Seconds (1966) as influences on the plot.

The studio pitched for an African-American lead in face-off, but John Woo didn't think that was a good idea. Seeing as Nicholas Cage was white, his black face may have given Troy's criminals a second thought as to his true identity.

 18 hrs ago '06        #30
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 18 hrs ago '08        #31
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 1Oh said
They'll prolly do it with a gender swap to be on some millennial weirdo sh*t.
Omg please no

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 18 hrs ago '08        #32
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 The Watcher said

Please let it star these 2

Lmao that sh*t would be hilarious
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 18 hrs ago '08        #33
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 Stuart Scott said
Why yall acting like nick cage is wack now

Did you not see Mandy?!
Nah forgot all about it. Thanks for reminding me to watch
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 18 hrs ago '08        #34
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If they're gonna reboot they should make actors Asian. Would make for better action scenes in my opinion... I'm jus saying

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